Current Affair 23 november 2015
1. 2ND WORLD CONGRESS ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT HELD AT VISAKHAPATNAM
i. 2nd World Congress on Disaster Management held at Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.
ii. It was attended by more than 1000 delegates from 40 countries and 20 states.
iii. The 2nd World Congress on Disaster Management Congress ended with the adoption of ‘Visakhapatnam Declaration’.
iv. It recommended for building a platform of knowledge management, good practices, innovations.
v. It also recommended for promoting private sector participation to strengthen humanitarian commitments.
2. URBAN DEVELOPMENT MINISTER LAUNCHED PORTAL FOR SMALL TRADERS’ E-LALA
i. Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated ‘E-lala’ an e-commerce portal of Confederation of All India Traders in New Delhi.
ii. The E-lala initiative is aimed to promote small businesses for the rapid expansion of e-commerce in the country.
iii. E-lala will enable physical stores to have their own online stores enabling them to retain their customer base besides additional source of growth in business.
iv. It seeks to eliminate middlemen and in reduced cost of goods and services
3. ARUN KUMAR KAPOOR APPOINTED CEO OF DISH TV
i. Direct-to-home service provider Dish TV appointed Arun Kumar Kapoor as its Chief Executive Officer.
ii. He has replaced Venkateish who resigned from his office in October.
4. MAHATMA GANDHI INTERNATIONAL CENTRE INAUGURATED IN MATALE BY SRI LANKAN PRESIDENT
i. The President of Sri Lanka Maithripala Sirisena inaugurated the Mahatma Gandhi International Centre in Matale.
ii. The center is a tribute to the contribution of Mahatma Gandhi to humanity and the continuing relevance of his principles and philosophy to mankind.
iii. It was funded by Indian government’s Development Cooperation in Partnership with Sri Lanka.
5. SWATI DANDEKAR APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TO ADB
i. Indian-American politician Swati Dandekar was appointed as executive director to the Asian Development Bank by US President Barack Obama.
ii. Swati Dandekar will replace Robert M Orr.
iii. The Asian Development Bank is an international organization that provides loans, grants, policy aid, technical assistance and equity investments to countries in Asia and the Pacific.
iv. It was established in 1966 which is headquartered in Manila, Philippines.